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Hostal Akumal

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I would absolutely recommend this hostel for single travelers or couples. It is quiet, chill and very close to the market and one of the most lovely pedestrian only streets. The folks who run it are kind and accommodating and the breakfast as well as the rooftop are lovely. We stayed in a private room and found the sheets clean...

1Thank jennifer p
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel is small but very pretty, chill and comfortable, the staff is super nice and helpful. It's just a fantastic place to stay, completely recommend it. It is located near the Central Plaza (a 5-min walk) and they also offer nice tours to the main natural attractions in Chiapas like "Lagos de Montebello, Cascadas del Chiflón, El Cañón del...

Thank Raúl O
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Quite and small hostel just 1 block away from the busy walking central street. Lockers are big enough for bigger backpack. Breakfast is freshly cooked every day and changes every day. Pancakes were delicious. It is not a party hostel, but you'll meet great people with who you can go and party at bars in San Cristobal. There is shared...

Thank Zeljka B
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This was a cute basic little hostel that had a homey feeling. Our host Angel is a friendly and relaxed guy and we enjoyed talking with him and his friends. It actually looks different from the picture as the stairs have been colourfully painted and there are pretty pot plants everywhere. We stayed in the comfortable and big private room...

Thank SydneyToday
Leipzig, Germany
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The owner Angel is a realy helpfull and friendly person and he makes a good breakfast. The hostel is realy good located and you have almost anything what you need there. The only disadvantage are the beds, we both had realy bad mattresses in the 4-bed-dorm, the mattresses in the private room were better. The shared bathrooms could be a...

Thank Troste
Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I stayed here four nights on my way to and from Oaxaca. I have stayed here in past years. Angel is the new owner and it's still the best ever hostel. It's a comfortable homey atmosphere with a great cooked (!) breakfast, friendly service, and an excellent location,just a couple blocks from both major markets. There are beautiful murals on...

Thank wisechild_11
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I found hostal akumal online and was bummed they were fully booked but was looking forward to seeing it so I thought I would drop in while I was in San Cristobal and I am so happy I did. I was warmly greeted by Angel who was happy to give me a tour of the beautiful property--it's such a sweet...

Thank nina g
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed there with two friends and we liked it not. The location is good and the hostel is clean and cozy so it feels like you're in your own living room. Breakfast was included (a very good one!) and we were cooking a lot too. Also the owner was cool and helpful. We took the night bus so he...

Thank masika0
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We stayed in the upstairs private room for three nights and it was wonderful. The room is huge, you have quick access to the patio, the light and fresh air in the room makes it even better. The wifi is very fast. It's close to the down town and a block from one of the big churches. We really appreciated...

Thank Yearoff1415
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I really loved staying at Akumal! It's a rather small hostel, very cozy and friendly. I stayed three nights and it felt like coming home everyday after a long, exhausting day :-) Akumal is not your typical impersonal hostel. Manuela will remember your name and chat with you often. She goes out of her way to make your stay as...

1Thank MmeSusann

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy our delicious breakfast: homemade wholemeal bread with homemade jam, a delicious egg-dish, organic coffee from regional production and fresh milk and butter.One block away from the central zone and colorful market of Santo Domingo, Hostal Akumal is one of the most centrally located hostels in San Cristobal.Its harmonious atmosphere offers tranquility one step from the exciting downtown life.As the hosts share this house they treat the building and its inhabitants as their home and family.You can expect to curl up in front of the fireplace on one of Chiapas cool, crystal clear nights, enjoy the sun on the patio or the garden-like terrace. Prepare a delicious meal in our fully equipped kitchen, organize your travel plans in the practical book and computer corner or on the comfy couches in the candle-lit living room: The uncomplicated ambience of this place makes you get involved with other guests quickly. check in: 6:00 amcheck out: 12:00breakfast includedcredit cards not accepted ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Akumal

Address: Av. 16 de Septiembre | Between Gautemala y Venezuela, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: ₹ 748 - ₹ 1,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Private room has the best mattresses”
 of 5 bubbles Troste, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I was in the dorm room, but slept a few nights in the privates as well, they all work, but nothing compares with the hot showers and the atmosphere of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Frederikvandeurs, 20 May 2014 | Read review
“Would recommend the private room that opens to the roof terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles helensadowski, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Visit San Cristobal on weekends”
 of 5 bubbles Josho23, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
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